The Ardlethan Tin Field, New South Wales : breccia pipes and mineralization
The Ardlethan Tin Field is located near the western edge of the Lachlan Fold Belt in New South Wales, Australia. The oldest rocks in the Ardlethan Tin Field are metasedimentary rocks of Ordovician age. They were intruded during late Silurian-early Devonian times by the Mine Granite and the Ardlethan Granite dated at 417+2.5 and 410+2.5 Ma respectively. The latter is strongly fractionated and has three daughter phases: the Garnet-Bearing Quartz Feldspar Porphyry (GQFP), the microgranite and the...[Show more]
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